OUR STORY

NE14 Tennis has been providing tennis coaching since 2004 when Mark Jacobsen started coaching at Cleeve Sports Centre and various primary schools around Cheltenham. The club has been run by his son Tom since 2010.  Both Tom & Mark have used other coaches to help grow the club and to provide more children and adults to get on court. 

COACHING TEAM

Our tennis coaches are:

  • Qualified 

  • DBS passed

  • First Aid Trained

  • Regularly  attend safeguarding & child protection courses.

  • Passionate about tennis

  • Looking to improve their coaching.

  • NOT babysitters or magicians!

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COACH TOM

Club Owner & Head Coach

 

Growing up, I always loved playing all sports because of the health benefits and the challenge of improving your game. 

My first taste of coaching came when I assisted my father with his Saturday morning mini tennis lessons when I was 11 years old. 

 

When I was 16 I completed the LTA Level 1 coaching assistant course which helped me to improve my coaching knowledge. Throughout my later school years I practiced and developed my coaching skills in various sports well as competing for my school and competing for my county Basketball team. 

 I passed my Level 2 coaching assistant course in 2012. This enabled me to lead lessons in schools. Later I became Head Coach and was in charge of leading the club on and off the court. 

In 2017 I became a fully qualified coach passing my LTA Level 3 qualification. 

In recent years I have, continued to grow the club. Our players have competed in LTA competitions for their schools and in our National League teams as well as Graded tournaments. 

COACH MARK

Assistant Coach

 

I'm an LTA Level 3 Tennis & FA Level 3 Football Coach. I have been coaching for over 15 years. I have a passion for sport and exercise. Mark assists the Tom behind the scenes and with private lessons. 

COACH ALEX

Assistant Coach

A student at Cleeve School, I have helped my school compete in regional events for several years. I completed my Level 1 coaching assistant course in October 2019 and assist with group lessons and camps.

COACH CHRIS

Assistant Coach

A Level 2 coach, I have worked in teaching and sports coaching for over a decade. I enjoy working with my students and watching them enjoy their exercise. You'll see me at holiday camps regularly. 

JOIN THE TEAM

We're always looking for friendly, knowledgable and dedicated coaches to join our team. 

Contact Us for more details.

All of the coaching team are LTA Accredited. This means they are Qualified, First Aid trained, have an up to date DBS and have attended an LTA approved Safeguarding course.

Venues

We currently coach at the following venues:

  • Cleeve Sports Centre, Two Hedges Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8AE

  • Prestbury Tennis Club, New Barn Close, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL52 3LP

We are always open to extending our reach to other parts of Gloucestershire so please contact us if you would like us to provide tennis coaching at your venue. 

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